Richmond Hill Players in Geneseo is holding auditions this weekend for its first play in 2021. The auditions, by appointment, will be Saturday, June 5, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 6, 3 to 4:30 p.m., at the Barn Theatre.

Richmond Hill in Geneseo to Audition for John Patrick Shanley Play

Richmond Hill is holding auditions this weekend for an Irish play.

The play, “Outside Mullingar,” is a 2014 romantic comedy about Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon, two introverted misfits entering middle age. Directed by Jennifer Kingry, the performance dates will be Aug. 5-8 and 12-15, 2021.

In the John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt,” “Moonstruck”) play, Anthony has spent his entire life on his family’s cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that — due to his painful shyness — suits him well.

Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, but watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their two families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe.

But, in a very Irish tale told with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way toward solid ground and some kind of happiness in a story that is funny, magical, and ultimately, deeply moving, according to a synopsis.

Outside Mullingar was Tony-nominated for Best Play in 2014. For more information on the roles available, visit https://rhplayers.com/outside-mullingar. To reserve an audition time at RHP, visit https://rhplayers.com/auditions.

Richmond Hill in Geneseo to Audition for John Patrick Shanley Play
Jonathan Turner has been covering the Quad-Cities arts scene for 25 years, first as a reporter with the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, and then as a reporter with the Quad City Times. Jonathan is also an accomplished actor and musician who has been seen frequently on local theater stages, including the Bucktown Revue and Black Box Theatre.
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Richmond Hill in Geneseo to Audition for John Patrick Shanley Play

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